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NICK WILLIAMS PRESENTS
“ Designing Paradise ”


Nick Williams design process creates exciting, exotic pools for every setting and landscaping theme.

Designing  Paradise

Features:

  • Beautiful landscaping, outdoor pizza oven and barbeque area, patio design, and inclusion of unique faux boulders.
  • This stylish home gets a newly Remodeled Pool and Spa styled in Nick’s unique Pool Design Process including his “Shoreline” treatment coupled with Pebble Tec variations (Multiple textures and addition of natural stone).
  • Unique Nick Williams Lighting Collection.

Designing  Paradise

Nick Williams was privileged to work on the original landscaping for this distinctive Cap Cod Style home in the Pacific Palisades, and he was even more pleased to do an encore remodeling of the pool area. The original design included yard landscaping, outdoor pizza oven and barbeque area, patio design, and inclusion of unique faux boulders. One very interesting feature to this home was that the owners wanted more yard, so a 12-14 foot addition to the back yard was created and designed like a freeway overpass might be built. The added yard extends out over the hillside, and with the addition of lawn and beautiful plantings bordering around the edges. A series of glass panels at the edges were put in place, and appears as if you were looking through a window to the rest of the natural setting all around you. It was a very unusual feature, and one you will not often see. Unless you go to the hillside below to look up to see the supporting structure, you would never know you were on a man-made deck instead of a natural yard.

Designing  Paradise

This second time around the challenge was a redesign of the pool using some precise new methods developed by Nick to harmonize with Pebble Tec finishing. “Pebble Tec”® is a brand name pool finish—the original pebble pool finish, and still delivers the enduring natural elegance and durability that combines beauty with exceptional value. Available in 18 attractive shades, a Pebble Tec pool interior is the perfect choice for individuals desiring a more natural look for their pools, spas, or water features. The Owners originally wanted a plaster design for the pool, and it was put in that way years ago. But he has since come round to Nick’s initial suggestion and decided to go with a Nick’s Pools Design Process and Pebble Tec approach.

Designing  Paradise

Nick Williams has added his own process, his own flair to the standard Pebble Tec design. In this process he mixes different types of stone with concrete, in various sizes, to create diverse surface textures, to simulate a shoreline, stream bed or forest pond. The finished Pebble Tec format will look natural in any setting. Also in designing pools, Nick considers how light interacts with the water, to create the illusion of deep depths in certain areas of the pool. The transition from light warm stone to darker, cooler colors creates the illusion of depth. Particular attention is paid to areas that will have some inflowing water, such as a natural waterfall design or fountain. Working back away from the pool with beds of gravel, reedy plants and other scatters of stone and pebble make the whole scene look completely natural, as if this pristine pond was there all along, and the house was simply build around it! This type of styling is also ideal for offsetting a spa adjacent to the main pool, and serves to create a seamless blending of the two water features.

Designing  Paradise

This home was finished off with the addition of some of Nick’s most popular outdoor lighting fixtures, to create that perfect quality of light reflecting on water in a tranquil, natural looking setting. One of the great challenges all landscapers face is how to bring the color, warmth and ambiance of light into the setting without spoiling the natural landscape. But these new, environmentally green products, such as the line of professional grade outdoor lighting from designer Nick Williams, preserves and enhances the harmony of your landscaping design without being intrusive. Far from it! The right illumination is the final touch in any landscaped setting that can showcase your design and create that perfect setting for entertaining, or just easing into the space for rest and relaxation.

Designing  Paradise

By adding a custom design Nick Williams pool to your landscaping scheme, along with outdoor lighting from the Nick Williams product line, your home will become that perfect outdoor paradise that you've always dreamed about!

NICK WILLIAMS
POOL DESIGN PROCESS


Nick Williams Pool Design Process is a new method developed by Nick that harmonizes very well with Pebble Tec finishing. “Pebble Tec”® is a brand name pool finish — the original pebble pool finish, and still delivers the enduring natural elegance and durability that combines beauty with exceptional value. Available in 18 attractive natural shades, a Pebble Tec pool interior is the perfect choice for individuals desiring a more natural look for their pools, spas, or water features.

Designing  Paradise

Nick Williams Process can use different tiles, and also can mix different size and colored pebbles with concrete.

Nick Williams has added his own process, his own flair to the standard Pebble Tec design. In this process he mixes different types of stone with concrete, in various sizes, to create diverse surface textures, perhaps to simulate a shoreline, where some larger stones or small boulders will be added in, or on other occasions to simulate a stream bed or forest pond. The color chosen is designed to blend with the desired theme perfectly, making the finished Pebble Tec format look more natural in any setting it is adapted to.

Designing  Paradise

Sometimes a shelving design staircases from the shallow to deeper ends of the pool, and these tiers are styled with more natural stone to create a number of effects. In designing these areas, Nick also considers how light interacts with the water, to create the illusion of deep depths in certain areas of the pool. The contrast of color in the stone used can easily create this effect, with lighter colored flagstone embedded with smaller pebbles and stones creating one tier, and the level just beneath it in a cooler, darker Pebble Tec finish. The transition from light warm stone to darker, cooler colors creates the illusion of depth..

Working back away from the pool with beds of gravel, reedy plants and other scatters of stone and pebble make the whole scene look completely natural, as if this pristine pond was there all along, and the home was simply built around it!

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“BEFORE AND AFTER” SERIES:

"A BIRDS EYE VIEW" (STA)
"RESORT LIVING" (HER)
"A HILLSIDE RETREAT AT THE EDGE OF INFINITY" (DET)
"SIMPLE BUT STATELY" (NEE)
"DOUBLE OR NOTHING" (LAN)
"OUTDOOR RETREAT" (MA/SCH)

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